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Waterfowl Hunting Tip: Traffic Hunting

Often, you can't set up on a hot field or jam-packed slough. Don't fret. You can run traffic to pull in passing birds . The guys at Fowled Reality do it all the time. Here, they explain how. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out...


Waterfowl Hunting Mistakes I Made This Season

Reflecting on the 2018-’19 waterfowl season , I’ve identified and relived several errors that cost me birds or at least hindered my hunts. Everyone makes mistakes, of course, but we should at least try to eliminate dumb gaffes . In that spirit, here’s a light-hearted look at my biggest autumn...


Delta Waterfowl's January Migration Report

Mild weather nationwide has waterfowlers pondering the whereabouts of ducks and geese. Delta Waterfowl's January migration report gives you a heads-up. Get out there for the final few days. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


Waterfowling Optimism: They're Coming

Seventy degrees in December. I thought this had to be some sort of record. “ Duck season ain’t happening this year” is a phrase heard in diners from Stuttgart to Tunica. I always attempt optimism, but after a while, it becomes difficult to argue with fact. Somewhere sitting in limbo...


Avoid These Waterfowl Shooting Mistakes

You can make countless shooting mistakes while hunting ducks and geese . Some are fairly innocent. Others, however, can cause friction in the blind or hamper your performance. Let’s look at some often-overlooked fails and how to fix them. Shooting While Sitting When You Don’t Have To Sometimes, you cannot...


The X: Diver Duck Hunting on Lake Erie

The crew at Fowled Reality recently enjoyed some great diver action on Lake Erie. Check out these decoying flocks. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


New Year's Resolutions for Waterfowlers

I’m not really big on resolutions, figuring that forward thinking and maximum effort 365 days per year trumps any surge of resolve that accompanies a fresh calendar. But hey, it’s a new year, and in the spirit of the moment, let’s offer up some worthy waterfowling goals and high hunting...


Destination Eider: A Maine Sea Duck Hunt

“Hey, that’s my boat.” Well, it wasn’t really my boat. The big aluminum V-hull was the same make, model and color as my open-water duck craft. In fact, they even had similar 115-horsepower four-stroke motors and smaller kicker motors. But glancing at the gray surroundings in the still November dawn,...


Delta Ringneck Study Expands During Year 2

The ringnecks are back. Well, Delta Waterfowl’s radio-implanted ring-necked ducks, at least, and they’re helping the organization continue its pioneering research into this important duck . Beginning Nov. 28, Delta Waterfowl and its research partners inserted transmitters in 61 ringnecks — 30 originating in South Carolina and 31 more in...


Shotgunning Tune-Ups for Duck Hunting

Many folks believe that wing-shooting is wing-shooting, no matter the targets or circumstances. But during duck season , the game gets real. Streaking, twisting targets during low light test anyone’s skills. Throw in heavy clothing and awkward gunning positions — think layout blind or unstable boat — and the challenge...


The X Waterfowl: Best Tips for Hunting Over Decoys; Taking the Focus Off

Ducks and geese have become more conditioned to how we typically hunt them. That's why the Fowled Reality crew has taken creative steps to boost concealment in fields and marshes. See how they do it. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


Critical Conservation: 2018 Farm Bill Will Soon Be Law

President Donald Trump was expected to sign the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill today, according to news reports, providing a much-needed boost and security net for hunters , conservationists, farmers and ranchers. Delta Waterfowl recently called the $867 billion bill, officially dubbed The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, “the culmination of...


The X Waterfowl: Duck Hunting the Loaf

The Fowled Reality crew is at it again this season. Despite unseasonably warm weather and a full moon, the guys put together some good hunts to start the season in the prairie pothole region . Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


Delta Waterfowl December 2018 Migration Report

No matter which flyway you hunt, extra shells might be in order. Delta Waterfowl reports that ducks and geese are piling up in many areas. Get ready. And get out there. Click here for more Realtree waterfowl hunting content. And check us out on Facebook .


How to Scout Big Water for Ducks

Initially, scouting large waters for ducks seems pretty straightforward. A) Find big water. B) Grab binoculars. C) Look at said water through binoculars. Or, if you’re more hands-on, you can hop in a boat and motor around, provided the seas aren’t too rough. Those approaches work fine much of the...


Going to Duck Camp: Enjoying the Entire Play

“I’m going to duck camp .” Those words can hold meaning with broad interpretation depending on the number of zeros in your bank account and, in Southern parlance, “who your daddy is.” I’ve always been a fan of the modest camp, requiring little more than a cot and indoor plumbing,...


Calling the Shot: When to Say No

Every duck hunter has been there: A bird flies in at the edge of effective shooting range but then turns or starts to land short, leaving you a split second to decide whether to fire or hold off. On the surface, that seems like a straightforward call: If the bird...


Waterfowling Savvy: Qualities of a Good Pit Boss

Every group hunt at a pit, blind, boat, slough or timber hole needs a pit boss — a leader who guides the hunt from start to finish and makes tough decisions. That can be difficult. After all, even seasoned veterans don’t have all the answers, and no one wants to...


Skunkings: The Waterfowl Struggle is Real

Hunting results vary based on myriad factors, but sometimes, we fail in epic fashion and end the day without any ducks or geese . The schneid. The collar. Zeroed. An SS — same shells — day (which is when you load three shells before shooting hours and then remove those...


Winging it for Waterfowl: When Scouting Fails

Scouting kills ducks and geese — period. And resourceful, intelligent scouting kills more ducks and geese. But sometimes, our best recon efforts fall flat. Birds move. Conditions change. We’re pressed for time. Or we simply whiff. And then we’re left with no solid game plan for the next morning. That...


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